Decrease in the volume of white matter lesions with improvement of hepatic encephalopathy

B. Mínguez, A. Rovira, J. Alonso, Juan Córdoba

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Abstract

MR imaging has found abnormalities compatible with low-grade edema in the brain of patients with cirrhosis that have been related to hepatic encephalopathy. We present 3 patients with hepatic encephalopathy who exhibit supratentorial focal or diffuse white matter lesions compatible with small-vessel brain disease. The volume and number of white matter lesions reduced with the improvement of hepatic encephalopathy, suggesting the participation of the blood-brain barrier in the pathogenesis of brain edema in hepatic encephalopathy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1499-1500
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007

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